Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 691564
BFO files don't appear to support (U)EFI hardware.
Last modified: 2013-01-09 18:43:07 EST
Description of problem: http://boot.fedoraproject.org/ provides no useful information on whether the files support UEFI booting, and if not, references to how to make it work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 14 and Fedora 15.
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download bfo.usb from http://boot.fedoraproject.org/
2. dd the image to a USB stick.
3. Attempt to boot.
(U)EFI machines don't show the USB stick as being bootable. BIOS machines do.
Expect either a separate BFO file to download for use with UEFI hardware, or for the existing ones to support booting UEFI hardware.
There appears to be no valid *.efi files at http://serverbeach1.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/bfo/. So it doesn't appear possible on the remote side, even if the local hardware is capable.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Unfortunately this is not the right place for this kind of request. You need to file a ticket with the Fedora Infrastructure team:
You mean this is a feature request and not a bug? I'm not quite understanding. If BFO is a good idea for BIOS machines, it seems it would also be a good idea for UEFI machines. And I understand the USB stick contents would be considerably different because the only local files BFO provides is the bootloader - and that's what's so radically different between BIOS and UEFI.
So if it's a feature request, would I basically be asking for UEFI equivalent BFO files be produced?